My solar oven and Foothills DryAway are stored on our front patio near the front doors - for quick and easy access ;)
|Can you see Squeak enthralled with my solar oven?|
Squeak was acting very strangely the other day. She was crouching in front of my covered solar dryer - just staring at it.
Me - even though I try and "gather" the remaining loose bit of the cover under the solar oven, gaps sometimes remain. So I'm used to frogs skulking in the bottom of the cover - so, even if I'd seen it, I probably would've not given it another thought.
But RMan is more alert than me.
He gently opened the patio door to see what she was staring at.
And saw a head. A head too big to be a frog.
|Something is peeping out from under the solar|
He quickly closed the patio door again. Very quickly.. And said "... "(I can't repeat it I'm afraid - my grandson reads this blog 😂) but I'm sure you can fill in the blanks.
|...and when it moves it goes on, and on, and on...|
There was no end to the movement...
This was no frog!
Locking Stellar inside (she would definitely have seen it as something for her amusement) and calling on the assistance of our neighbour, J, and some workers he had there, between RMan and the 5 of them they managed to get "it" out from under the cover. My personal Foothills DryAway was destroyed in the attempt to prevent it from escaping.
|RMan's DIY catcher|
What did he catch?
|I.8 mtrs of Cape Cobra|
On our front patio.
Right next to our front patio doors.
And we leave those doors open for at least 15 - 16 hours of every bloody day.
And have tea / coffee on our patio most every morning.
And sun downers there in the evening.
Sitting at a table less than 1.5 - 2.0 mtrs from it.
Well, we used to leave the doors open. Not any more.
I understand why it was there - it's a very handy spot to nab a frog or two or three.
And just the day before I had been watering the plants on the patio - and even some seedlings which were in a tray on top of the solar oven.
Talk about luck...!
It was obviously not my time to go.
But, thanks to alert Squeak, who normally spends all day, every day sleeping on our bed. Without her alerting us to the danger who knows what might have happened to either RMan, Stellar or me...